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1911 Shilling - Looking For Opinions On Grade

 
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 Posted 05/12/2021  12:49 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add TobyJ to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I bought this 1911 shilling as from the photos of the seller it looked like a MS coin.
I've taken my own photos, the ear is really not worn at all and appears to be the highest point.

AU58? Or am I way off here? Opinions welcome.


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 Posted 05/12/2021  1:06 pm  Show Profile   Check PaddyB's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add PaddyB to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice strike but lots of small scratches. I would put it GVF to AEF. (Using the UK standard grading, not Sheldon.)
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 Posted 05/12/2021  1:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add That Coin Dude to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU 55 imo
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 Posted 05/12/2021  6:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add PNWType to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
In American standards this looks like high XF or low AU to me. I'll go with AU50
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 Posted 05/12/2021  7:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add zookeeperz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A tatty GVF ;)
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 Posted 05/13/2021  04:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hogarth to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

I concur with Paddy and Zookeeperz, UK grade good very fine.
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 Posted 05/14/2021  3:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TobyJ to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for responses. In hand it seems aef.
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 Posted 05/14/2021  5:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hogarth to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

GVF? AEF? I wouldn't dismiss the slightly higher grade, and I'm sure many dealers would list it as such.
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 Posted 05/14/2021  5:45 pm  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I wouldn't dismiss the slightly higher grade


These early George V coins are quite weakly struck and even Uncirculated specimens don't have many hairlines visible on the obverse.
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 Posted 05/14/2021  6:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll say AU-50 (Sheldon).
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 Posted 05/15/2021  01:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
EF to gEF British grading.

Strike was always poor on these, gEF often have full lustre. Light overall rubbing on the hair of the king and moustache tip.

The Lion also has some wear on its nose and this is not stroke as the high rim (Addded to KGV issues of Edward designs like the Lions and the Half crown shields) stopped the lack of detail on poor strike.

Its better than EF, I think some comments like "Tatty GVF" are incredibly harsh. Not all of us can afford stunning MS65 coins all the time and we should encourage rather than insult or belittle people with more ordinary coins.

In my opinion, this shilling is nice and I would be honoured to have it in my collection.
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 Posted 05/16/2021  5:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add molydeii to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
In my opinion, this is a solid EF coin by British grading.
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